The Weekly Report Retro Style

The third week of Video Game History Month, we take a look at Mr. Riddles, blogs, and Half-Life deathmatch.

Retro Weekly Report

Announcements

GS Mr. Riddles Answers Activity Week 5
We're getting closer to the end of the event, as we are now in week five of our GS Mr. Riddles Answers Activity. After this week, only one more week will remain before your chance to get the rare Mr. Riddles emblem is locked away--with the emblem NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN except by those few and proud who already have it, giving them eternal bragging rights over those who missed osut. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to check out the guidelines page here.

How to Make Better Video Games Blog Activity
We've all had that moment when playing video games, that moment where you can't help but think to yourself: "Why would they do (blank) like that? They should have done (blank)." Well, now is the chance to speak your mind and be rewarded for your efforts to make games just a little better. In honor of Video Game History Month, we are asking our Spotters to blog about how they would make video game history by bettering the things we all know and love. For more details, go to the rules and guidelines page here.

Half-Life Deathmatch Game Night Replay
This week we decided to honor one of the greatest games of its time: Half-Life. We grabbed our guns and ran about the compound trying to take down Chris Watters, Jody Robinson, and Justin Calvert in an all-out battle. This is just the beginning of our regularly scheduled game nights, so be sure to check out the schedule on the Game Night page. We're also looking for some older games, so drop by the Game Night Union to share your suggestions!

Member Spotlight

This week's member spotlight goes to Legolas_Katarn for his fantastic blog titled "The five stages of dealing with trolls."

Featured User Video

GabuEx gives us a thesis on Portal 2's ending. **SPOILER WARNING**

Blog Bunker

- Asagea_888 explains why he's looking ahead toward a new PS3 (and other stuff).
- gbrading says "Crisis? What Crisis?"
- Pierst179 shares his E3 2011 Predictions: You Know It is Coming Edition.
- Setho10 brags about playing Homefront and beating Homefront.
- Aberinkulas talks about Nintendo Consoles: Then, Now, and Later.
- Koi-Neon-X shares his first impressions of L.A Noire.
- Wisebandit explains why arcade games are nice but unconventional.
- DraugenCP gives us a sneak peek at his life as a PC snob.
- Cloud_765 updates us with Part 5 of his blog called "My Top 100 Video Games."
- YearoftheSnake5 shares thoughts on the Wii 2 and the next generation.
- IslandBros15 talks about his beloved Pokemon: "It's like my Rattata is in the top percentage of Rattata!"
- SuperfastSonic tells us which five Disney Worlds he'd like to see in the next Kingdom Hearts.
- kfJl talks about anime and other stuff.
- biggest_loser reviews Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
- SaintLeonidas reviews the movie Bridesmaids.

Staff Fingerprints

- Sophia Tong and her puppy Baily are up to their same old tricks.
- Tom McShea warns people that The Witcher 2 doesn't care about your feelings.
- Maxwell McGee gets nostalgic as he takes a look back at Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Takeshi Hiraoka shares why he's super-excited about One Piece Unlimited Cruse SP.

User Reviews

PC
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 NeonNinja
- Soul Reaver 2 Gelugon_baat
- Painkiller stevenscott14
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction loopy_101
PS3
- Killzone 3 PSFreak1
X360
- Fighters Uncaged Garrison_Ford
- Brink Raikoh_
- Portal 2 Maluigi
Wii
- Conduit 2 JustPlainLucas
DS
- Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors siberian142
Legacy
- Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire gamefreak197
- Pikmin AK_the_Twilight
- Silent Hill 2 exber

Tip of the Week

This week's tip is about the finer points of writing. Once upon a time Kevin VanOrd wrote a very thorough blog about what to consider when writing editorials. He claimed that you should take some of what he said lightly and some of it seriously because many points can be applied to other forms of written work.
-- Know the rules of grammar and punctuation.
-- Don't stick to a precise format.
-- Avoid cliches.
-- Remember that it's about the game.
-- Think critically.

Written By

Community Producer for GameSpot. Fan of all things gaming, social butterfly, a lover of bacon, MTG, D20's and pie.

Discussion

16 comments
AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

They pick the same people every time :?

Darthkaiser
Darthkaiser moderator moderator

Congrats to Legolas that was a nice blog

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

Congrats to Legolas_Katarn

phazer
phazer

I think it was my first time playing HL: DM. XD Thanks for hosting the game night!

789shadow
789shadow

Jody, I'm noticing some new mod tags around. Has there been another batch of new mods just recently?

TopStarRacer
TopStarRacer

Congrats to Legolas_Katarn for the Member Spotlight this week! :)

fabz_95
fabz_95

Congrats to everyone mentioned, I'm reading Legolas's blog as we speak, it's great :D.

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

@DarkLink77 NeonNinja like a fine wine. Only get better with age. The higher my level goes up, the less room they make for young pups. Fools ask how a GS user can be so damn fly, and I tell them it's cause I come down from on high. Who's that in the produce section chilling by the freaking celery on a Saturday night? It's the man, the myth, the legend, NeonNinja GANGSTAAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Whoa, thanks for the mention! :lol:

DraugenCP
DraugenCP

Tic tac toe, three in a row.

DarkLink77
DarkLink77

@NeonNinja You keep getting put up there, man! :o

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

Glad to see Legolas got mentioned as user of the week. His blog was hilarious! One of the funniest I've had the pleasure of reading. :D